Friday Apr 12, 2013

PL Developments Utilized Oracle Business Accelerators to Quickly Implement Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and Fuel Rapid Growth

PL Developments is using the Oracle E-Business Suite to support growth and streamline operations for its rapidly growing manufacturing business. PLD’s implementation partner, and Oracle PartnerNetwork platinum-level member KPIT, utilized Oracle Business Accelerators, which are powerful, easy-to-use, cloud-based rapid implementation tools developed by Oracle to get customers up and running on a wide range of Oracle Applications, both quickly and reliably.

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MedicAlert Foundation Identifies New Services and Offerings with Help from Oracle Applications

· Working with Oracle PartnerNetwork platinum-level member DAZ Systems, and leveraging Oracle Business Accelerators, MedicAlert Foundation implemented the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 in less than seven months, five months faster than anticipated. With its new technology platform and the assistance of eVerge Group, a platinum-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, MedicAlert has been able to open up new business opportunities and extend partnerships.

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The Growing IT Labor Shortage: Are You Feeling It?

By Jim Lein, Programs Management Senior Principal, Oracle Accelerate for Midsize Companies

I interviewed a number of Oracle employee and partner experts last fall for my “7 Enterprise Applications Trends for High Growth Companies in 2013.” Even though I speak with partners, customers, and Oracle experts on a daily basis, I went into these interviews with an open mind and no pre-conceived notions of what those trends might be.

With unemployment rates relatively high worldwide, I was a bit surprised to learn from many of these experts that the gap between IT skills needed and IT skills available is widening. Simply put, more and more open IT positions are going unfilled due to a lack of available candidates with the appropriate experience and skills.

People are often the scarcest resource for growing companies. Accordingly, in the coming weeks, we will be presenting a series of posts on how Oracle Accelerate Solutions, Oracle Business Accelerators, Oracle Accelerate partners, and Oracle products (such as Oracle TBE Cloud Service) are helping our growing customers utilize their existing IT resources more effectively.

Oracle’s solutions help ease the strain on resources in two ways. First, they help reduce the need to divert internal IT resources to implementation duties during the deployment. This is mission critical as your IT and business analyst staff likely doesn’t have a lot of extra time on their hands, right? Secondly, these solutions can help simplify IT functions so that you don’t need to add staff at the same rate that your business is growing. That’s a good thing since qualified people are getting harder to find and more expensive to hire.

I hope you’ll find this series interesting.

Meanwhile, here’s some food for thought:

Redesigning Knowledge Work,” The Harvard Business Review

Predictions for 2013—Corporate Talent, Leadership and HR—Nexus of Global Forces Drives New Models for Talent,” Bersin by Deloitte

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